This breed was started in the 1950s by Michael Piel of Maine. His goal was to create a hair sheep that was low maintenance, prolific, with superior meat carcass.
What we have now is a sheep that is adaptable to many climates. They grow a winter coat for colder climates and keep their shorter hair for warmer climates. They are efficient at forage to growth rate. Low maintenance, higher parasite resistance, prolific mothers who have vigorous and alert lambs. Katahdin Sheep are generally polled with a very docile personality. Full grown ewes generally average 120 to 160 lbs with rams averaging 180 to 250 lbs.
Katahdins have a superior lean, meaty carcass with a mild flavor. We plan to offer this excellent meat for sale in the Spring of 2021.